INDOCHINA: The Air War Resumes

The scene was oddly reminiscent of the days in 1968 when American pilots flying Rolling Thunder missions regularly went down over North Viet Nam. In Hanoi, four U.S. airmen —two still in their flight suits, two already in P.O.W. blues—were trotted out before gloating Communist newsmen at a press conference. The flyers, said their captors, had ejected from two F-4 Phantom fighter-bombers that had crashed near Hanoi and Haiphong. "All four looked very miserable and showed great fear on their faces," Radio Hanoi reported. They had come, it added, for a "brazen" attack "deep into the mainland of North...

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